futuristic thinking

Prepare Employees to Look to the Future

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By Dr. Evans Baiya

Without imagination, innovation stalls in the present. Futuristic thinking is a critical skill for everyone—business owners, leaders, veteran team members, and new hires alike. Without it, teams can’t imagine what the organization will look like in five, 10, or 20 years. They can’t imagine their future customers, sources of revenue, competitors, or even what it will be like to work at the organization.

Allow Your Wild & Wonderful Wants to Bloom

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A Method to Uncover What You Want

By Jalene Case

What do you want? This question is simple on the surface but the answers to it can sculpt your life, define your goals, and bring a myriad of emotions from frustration to fulfillment. By declaring what you want, you’re also deciding what you don’t want, and drawing a blueprint from which to build your goals. Consider the definition of want: to feel a need or a desire for; wish for. When was the last time you thought about what you truly wanted, desired, wished for?

6 Steps to Reinvent Your Future

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By Dr. Evans Baiya

If there was ever a time to contemplate a reinvention, it’s now. The last year and a half has been challenging for a variety of reasons, and we’ve all collectively experienced it—although in different ways. If you want your future to be different, reinvention is the answer. If you want to find solutions to many of the issues that have recently been uncovered and make the change that you want, this is an excellent time to begin.

Here are the six steps to reinventing your future, in a way that is both achievable and sustainable.

How an Inner Foundation Can Keep You On-Track

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By Jalene Case

Life bumped me off-track recently. I needed to catch-up with myself, to remind myself of what matters, to ground myself in who I want to be and how I want to show up. I started by stopping, which isn’t my natural inclination. My default action when I’m overwhelmed is to focus on doing more faster and working longer hours. I’m great at staying busy. That’s the problem.

I finally realized that in order to catch up with myself, I would need to press pause and reconnect with my foundation so my actions aligned with the future I wanted to create.

Take a Snapshot

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By Dr. Lisa Aldisert,

The first quarter has come and gone and if you haven't already done so, it’s a good time to take a snapshot of what's going on in your business. After all, if you're not paying attention, who knows what direction things will go for the rest of the year?

The end of the first quarter marked the end of a full year of operating under sub-standard conditions. Many companies have been in survival mode, with a focus on what can be done to keep the status quo.

The Impact Of Women In Leadership

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Lori McNeill, HR.com, March 2021

In recent years, there has been an emphasis on the professional development of females and the need to provide them with opportunities for leadership positions. Numerous conferences have popped up around the globe for female executives. Companies large and small have implemented programs specifically designed for the development of their female staff.

6 Ways to Innovate Your Business Model

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Dr. Evans Baiya, InnovationManagement.com, March 2021

The pandemic has given us all an opportunity to build a new business future. Market disruption equals opportunity for those willing to look and work for it. This is the time to adjust and innovate your business model to market conditions.

How to Choose Between “Want” and “Should”

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By Jalene Case

Doing what we want to do brings fulfillment and joy. On the other hand, doing what we think we should do can bring discomfort and confusion. The tricky thing is deciding for ourselves what we truly want and will commit to doing.

I’ve been working with two executives who are grappling with the decision of whether or not they want to advance in their organizations. I hear things like, “I should want to be the top leader. I should want to make more money.”

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